Fruits on low carb diet
byon August 2,2013 updated October 4,2013
Think you can’t eat fruit on a low carb diet?
There’s no doubt that fruit is sugary. The type of sugar in fruits is called fructose. On a carb-cycling bodybuilding diet like the MuscleHack Anabolic Nutritional Strategy,fruits are surprisingly NOT off limits.
Firstly there’s your carb-up weekend in which you should consume fruits until your heart’s content.
Secondly there are low-sugar i.e. low-carb fruits. You just have to make wise decisions regarding which fruits to eat while low carbing.
As a rule,berries are good – strawberries,blackberries,raspberries and so on. Strawberries are only 6 net grams of carbohydrate per 100 grams. That means that if you take a 50 gram serving and slice those strawberries up into some cream,you’ll only be consuming 3 grams of carbohydrate!mmm I love strawberries and cream
(Net carbs means total carbohydrate minus fiber as fiber cannot be digested by the body. Net carbs are the only carbs you need to count).
Here’s a list of great low carb fruits: (all under 10 grams of carbs per 100 )
So be wise and consume the right type of fruits for your lifestyle. As a side note,don’t consume dried fruits as they are much higher in carbohydrate (sugar) content.
Here are 2 sites I recommend you bookmark to help make life a little easier. They display the carb counts of most common foods and are an invaluable resource. (The UK site lists ‘net carbs’ as just ‘carbs’ – no need to subtract anything).
Low Carb Diet (click on carb counter) UK
If you are looking for low carb recipe ideas I’ve heard nothing but good things about a book called Carb Wars: Sugar is the New Fat. Check it out.
Hope that helps dispel some myths for you as well as giving you some extra options for your low carb/high protein diet.
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Fatigue on low-carb diet2012-07-16 05:55:21 by ComingOutOfIt
I've had 15 pounds to lose for 5 years and find it difficult or impossible to
get 'em to vamoose. I work out almost every day and am in otherwise great
From time to time I go on low-carb diets - I love bagels, pasta, rice -
and every time I get the gumption to go for them again, I experience
fatigue, just dragging physically.
I don't do Atkins or hard-core butter and bacon - I do my fruits and veggies,
lots of water, lean protein, and watch portions. I just cut out the bagels
for breakfast, and other carbs
I don't think of it as a low carb diet, but it2006-06-09 20:52:01 by EveP
Is. I don't eat any pasta, grains, and things like that. I've also cut cheese, nuts, very sugary fruits... I'm mostly trying to keep calories low, but in a healthy way.
The soy sauce isn't a staple for me -- I got some a few days ago and I've been using a bit once or twice a day, but it could easily go. I'm not so attached to my deli meat either - I would happily have had some tuna or grilled chicken on my salad instead.
I've also read South Beach, and while I'm not following it at all (I read it far into my diet), what I'm doing is strikingly similar.
You really think that's a low carb diet?2012-07-28 16:27:04 by absolute_honesty
Cutting out a bagel and a few other carbs, but keeping the fruits and (probably starchy) veggies won't do it. Most people CAN lose some weight just shaving a few carbs off their diet, but to really get the huge benefits you need to get into ketosis. Skimming Dr. Atkins' book and then eliminating a few sweets and such doesn't qualify you to advise on Atkins. Maybe you should talk to me or one of the other MILLIONS of people who followed it closely and correctly, and therefore SUCCESSFULLY, before you go giving people advice that might keep them from trying the diet that could save their life like it did mine